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of corruption on 00. just down the differences and similarities of cultures across the board so much damage taking will bring the news and current affairs that matter to your. world. india recalls its highest single day spike in a corona virus infections pandemic began to added over a 1000000 cases in just 4 days. i'm sorry say than this is live from doha also coming up the u.s. warns russia of consequences of kremlin critic alexina around the dies in prison on the 3rd week of
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a hunger strike. ruling party wins the election on its promise to revive the economy world football bosses wave the red flag a sign of europe's biggest clubs announce a new super league competition. now the world is currently experiencing its highest infection rates yet of the curve of 19 pandemic this by the ongoing vaccination rollout fuelling the rise is india which is recorded over a 1000000 cases in the last 4 days it added over 275000 cases on monday the highest single day's bike so far since the pandemic began scientists are studying a new variant with a double mutation to see if it's behind the rise in infections. christopher thompson is an immunologist an associate professor of biology why only university
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in baltimore he explains how the double mutation will impact how the world tackles kind of it in most cases we've only seen one area of the virus mutating from the original virus in this case we have 2 separate me taishan sites which is really concerning because as you know you know every time that we have a mutation we're worried about increased transmissibility increased threat of death and lack of ability of our vaccines to work now these both being in the same virus and being understudied but we're seeing that they're growing rapidly in the number of cases is really concerning so there are 2 mutations in the part of the virus the spike protein that binds to our ace to receptor that receptor that is known to be the target of this virus and so we don't know a lot about either of these mutations are we think that. that the l $452.00 are
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mutations on one of the 2 increases transmissibility by about 20 percent at least in other strains we see it decrease in antibody efficacy of up to 50 percent and an increase in the strength of the binding to our receptors now that's in a different strain so we don't know how that will play with the other. the other mutation but that one too appears to have some decrease of antibiotic binding which could be problematic for vaccination and for people who have already had coated and who believe that their meaning. latin america received its 1st batch of vaccines in this amber there was great fanfare it will end the coronavirus nightmare but 4 months later death and infection rates in some countries reached record levels. are reports from one osiris where many vaccination programs of barely got going. another 800000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have arrived in argentina they're
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part of the world health organizations culverts program designed to ensure they reach all corners of the globe yet they are you me martha i need from today will be working to distribute this lake suspects to the different places that need it we're working as fast as possible and trying to speed up the distribution process. there led to the more than 6000000 doses already here in the country of 42000000 where infections are again reaching record levels it's not enough. it's also a long way short of the promises made by the previous health minister back in february you know more than a month with the vaccine agreement we have reached and by the actions we are taking we estimate that in august or september we will have accelerated all arjen time for one in a position to be regulated he later resigned in a corruption scandal the elderly invulnerable and some key workers are being vaccinated but most are still asking when theirs will arrive. they should have been
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here today receiving their vaccines but there aren't enough they're simply not arriving in sufficient numbers in the meantime the only other way to contain the virus a further lockdown measures and to keep waiting patiently. health workers in mexico are among the 1st to be vaccinated back in december optimistic then about a future that is still not arrived on the land we're going to benefit under the vaccine will be of great help in reducing the deaths that we health workers have there is no space in hospitals and so i think this is a good opportunity. there is a similar picture across much of latin america more than 25000000 people have been infected and 800000 have died the list of 4000000 vaccine doses of arrived in colombia half a 1000000 each and believe you're in ecuador in just 250000 in venezuela where health workers have been protesting but that. our fight is to call for
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vaccines needed the government nor the president have pity for the people let the vaccines in give us protective equipment and hospitals so that there are no more deaths in the world health organization says that for the vaccines to be effective at least 70 percent of the population must be covered. one of the few success stories in the region is chile where more than half the population has received at least one dose meanwhile the rest of latin america in jaws yet more lock down measures and continues to wait for the vaccines to arrive. and there are 01 osiris . police in brazil have raided illegal parties in sao paolo as the country sees recalled daily cope with 19 deaths and a new dangerous strain on police offices closed down venues and detained revelers as part of a special task force to enforce social distancing in the past months of power
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police have been cracking down on hundreds of clandestine parties the 1st people to make use of new zealand and australia as new quarantine free travel bubble of touch down families and friends are reuniting after the 2 countries launched the initiative following months of call the nation new zealand and australia shut their borders to almost everyone except residents and citizens in march 2020. the u.s. president is threatening russia of consequences if kremlin critic in the valley dies in prison joe biden is denouncing his treatment as unfair of on these health is rapidly deteriorating and runs the risk of kidney failure according to his personal doctor he's on the hunger strike now for over 3 weeks i think jocasta reports from washington d.c. . it's been nearly 3 weeks since alexina volley launched a hunger strike after russian prison officials denied him access to private doctors
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to treat back pain and the loss of feeling in his legs the symptoms possibly lingering effects of the poisoning of all these suffered in august but the opposition leader barely survived and blames on the kremlin now his colleague tells al-jazeera the bombing may be near death situation deteriorated on friday when we seized his blood which showed up normal level of the touch which is associated with imminent risk of getting a fatal and. heart issues so we are indeed very worried i think the count is in days and you know he. is likely to give in fearing the volman will soon be dead his supporters have scrapped plans to accumulate half a 1000000 registrants for the next round of mass protests there are now asking russians to return to the streets on wednesday. singing of the events are unfolding
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too quickly and extremely badly we can no longer wait in a jury and extreme situation requires extreme decisions we're announcing the protest now. police arrested more than 10000 people during a nationwide protest in january calling for an evolving to be freed he was arrested upon returning to russia from germany where he had spent 5 months recovering from the nova chalk poisoning he's now serving a 2 and a half year. the sentence for violating the terms of a previous fraud conviction that involved he says was politically motivated his doctors say they were not allowed inside the prison to scene of all nice sunday crunch. but we came as doctors but it's cruel and monstrous to deny access to a dying patient we will call the medical unit and try to find out what's going on we'll keep trying but at the moment we've done everything we can we can't do anything else the u.s. is closely monitoring of all the situation president joe biden has said the
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treatment of no volley is totally unfair and totally inappropriate and on sunday the u.s. national security adviser warned that if not all me dies in russian custody the international community will hold the kremlin accountable and there will be consequences castro al-jazeera washington. there have been reports of shelling in eastern ukraine radio free europe published a video showing soldiers inside a trench and the sound of gunfire heard in the distance the footage hasn't been independently verified the report comes as tensions rise between moscow and kiev over a buildup of russian troops along the crimean border. well tensions between russia and the west are also rising over ukraine in a number of a week of sanctions and diplomatic expulsions moscow is all of 20 diplomats from the czech republic to leave they are prague told 18 russian diplomats to get out
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the tit for tat move was sparked after prague accused russian spies of involvement in the 2014 explosion at an arms depo bernard smith reports from moscow a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot 330 kilometers southeast of prague in october and december 24th seen 2 men were killed almost 7 years later the czech government says it now knows who is responsible and i quote you know that based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services i can say there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service in the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2 men the czech government wants to question their travel to prague and 2014 on the russian passports under the names of alexander petro of and. they are the same men wanted in britain for the attempted murder of
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a former russian spy and his daughter surrogate and u.s. cripple were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solve spree in 2018. of the some were interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to solve for some sightseeing particularly the city's cathedral spire they are very unlikely to face questioning for either the czech explosions all the british poisonings as russia doesn't extradited citizens the 18 russians forced to leave prague join a growing list of diplomats forced to fly home to moscow in recent months 7 european countries and the u.s. have either expelled russian diplomats for alleged spying or in response to russia expelling european diplomats the foreign ministry here says it's retaliation will force fraud to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the foundations of normal bilateral times burnitz met al-jazeera moscow. well still ahead on
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al-jazeera violence in pakistan during protests by a bad and right wing group why cuba's youth are looking outside the country unless there are major changes within it. we got more warm sunshine coming in across the middle east no great surprises here a little bit of cloud do you notice just around that western side of saudi arabia of the fair weather nature a little further north getting up into the thirty's once again for beirut's 37 there in damascus in the 36 there for jerusalem 40 in baghdad very very hot weather and it is early in the it does cool off around the levant as we go through a choose day bag that does stay hot hot enough to in kuwait city into the mid
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thirty's across costs aren't pushing across into central pass off saudi arabia just want to showers possibly wintry nature of the high ground of afghanistan but elsewhere slushy dry and find the be a few showers to creep into the north of pakistan live the showers to around the therapy and highlands at the moment you can see the clouds just bubbling up here the seasonal rains kicking off some showers to just creep in the way into central and southern parts of somalia coastal showers there for tanzania maybe a few showers into kenya and the showers run all the way across towards the gulf of guinea they extend they way down across the northern parts of maize and big madagascar is well we have got a chance of somewhat to weather for the fos out south africa. but. the climate has changed every year for millions of years decades of told good little action it's all about. distraction create confusion to create smoke and
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mirrors the shocking truth about how the climate debate has been systematically subverted the oil industry was a main bankroller or opposition to climate action to campaign against the climate do you think that's a bad thing. with you if you could see absolutely. 0. back you're watching out just the right time to recap the headlines now the u.s. is warning of consequences if kremlin critic alexina valley dies in prison the valley is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike and close to death according to his personal doctor russia has
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expelled 20 diplomats from the czech republic it's a reaction to a similar move by accusing russian spies of involvement in a 2014 explosion that. india has reported 275000 new cases that's the highest single day spike so far since the began. over a 1000000 cases in just 4 days. not that on the crown of august numbers now out of india. is a science journalist joins us by skype from new delhi good to have you with us so is there some thinking now that perhaps the authorities made a mistake in how they allowed massive events to take place in the country. firstly i think the guard was let down our just by indians but by indian leaders the way elections were carved out in 5 states massive
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election rallies were held and subsequently the masses in the festival of which was being held and still going on at the are in the northern indian state on the banks of the river. all are on tribute thing to words massive search which is happening in novel coronavirus cases of covert 19 in india the situation is grim but having reported many pandemics since 1904 i'm sure sooner than later india will be able to control the serbs and the numbers will certainly get down what are authorities saying about how much of a role the dublin new taishan strain is playing in the spying. certainly there is a role of different variants right now the double mutation which has been detected
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in some cases in india is a variant of concern many. genome sequencing efforts are going on unless that is speeded up and we know exactly what the percentage of the prevalence of the double mutant in the indian search or the 2nd indian. then we will get to know how much role double mutant play but the brazilian the united kingdom and the south african mutant all of found in india and the indian double mutant it's also circulating but right now experts tell me it is the same corona wires as it existed last april which is causing this massive search so not much change in the virus as they're seen from sequencing it's this
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same thing because people lord that car and covered up procreate behavior was abandoned that is why there is something that. if you said it's mainly the same strain from april what about the vaccination program is it simply not enough people have been vaccinated or is there some doubt about the efficacy of the vaccination to india as a country of hundreds. 130 crore people which is 1300000000 so any vaccination you're trying to do is going to take time india has already act that send a document close to 120000000 people it's a very large number but compared to the population it looks small the most vulnerable which is the frontline workers which is health care workers police sanitation workers people about 45 moderate again have been asked to go in
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and take a vaccination there has been a certain level of vaccine and then see that is why many are not going but the 2nd surgery which we are seeing in india is largely in the younger population people who are vaccinated are getting infected but they are getting a disease in a milder form is what experts tell me so the vaccine it was meant to produce severity and reduce mortality i think it is working there but the newer cases are in the younger population and that is something which is very worrying but india needs to do something out of the box and this new search all right thank you so much for sharing your information on this. thank you.
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ok bird's ruling party is returned to power the majority after winning sunday's parliamentary election prime minister your gracious car a silver run a campaign based on turning around the economy it's been devastated lately by the pandemic. reports from cape capital trial. drawn by the beach of prime minister to religious grace he was campaigning using his supporters take over the streets of the camp little more than a celebration his victory in their victory says to about the tour guide who lost his job because of the pandemic. i want him to get like the tourist to come in ready because he would the place or the tourist system if we get the poorest we get the money then what's the matter what the world for the rest of us go forward with . during the campaign price he'll blame the country's problems on the pandemic
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while the opposition leader ahmad a conceded defeat she accuses the government of mismanaging the economy among those that hoped she would become the country's 1st female prime minister is 84 year old . despite it being difficult for me to walk for me voting is a way to keep the struggle alive for all the women of cape furred. generations of men fleeing drought and famine migrated abroad in search for work they left behind wives sisters and mothers who now make up the majority of the archipelago. they are g. demographic that transformed key bird from one of the world's least developed countries to a thriving middle income economy in this election the number of women elected in parliament doubled over half of them are from the prime minister's living party. after the celebrations prime minister with licious cory i still don't have to put
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words to action because he's promised peace people just jump started the economy and there were churn of truth to this island nation. in an interview with al jazeera rather prime minister admits his country is facing unprecedented challenges. with 3 years of severe drought the worst of the last $37.00 the us impact of families and the farming sector after that more than a year of pandemic and we face the worst economic and social classes that keep order that we experienced still we managed to protect companies jobs and protect people's incomes. murders in the ruling party slogan a steady power hope for change in their circumstances and the country's future it was hawke al-jazeera. police in pakistan say supporters of
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a banned political party to a bike took 6 police officers hostage in lahore on sunday police had earlier raided their offices prompting thousands to take to the streets shallop ballasts reports. i suppose as of 2 recollect they pakistan will not be silenced known as shields he they started protesting last year after caricature of the prophet muhammad who republished in fronts but then last week they protested after the government arrested their leader cleric sod risky he had to man did the french ambassador in pakistan be exposed in a ban on french products. those protests resulted in the government outlawing t.l.p. which led to more protests. on sunday a party spokesman said security forces raided the offices in lahore they responded again on the streets in all several of the supporters were killed and dozens were
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injured they're going to put this out the challenge will be at the police traitorous started shelling and fired bullets directly at us boys were injured some got bullets in the chest some got shot in the head but when it rectified here they fired directly at us and threw us in water some men had their chest burned others their back face or body always later they returned with it original grievance against fronts i might as well not we told the police we neither have weapons nor are we terrorists but they started firing on us and used tear gas many supporters died and those who were killed had one slogan oh prophet we are here for you expel the french ambassador and cut off relations with france. local police said sunday's violence began after a police station was attacked they accused peace of forces of taking 6 officers hostage torturing sub. prime minister imran khan said more than $600.00 officers
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were injured in protests last week there is a media blackout also show media has been cut in some areas the t.l.b. is anger towards france where verbal rates remain in muslim majority nations in october the krondor fielded the publication of caricature of the prophet mohammed caricatural is that for a school teacher samuel passing had shown in class before he was beheaded boycott some protests were organized in bangladesh somalia syria libya yemen afghanistan iraq and here in pakistan championed by the t.l.p. . 6 months later the party is banned belated is paying the supporters killed and wounded and still they chant on charlotte ballasts jazzier. cuba's ruling communist party is meeting this week to elect its new leadership and policies the government is under increasing pressure especially from the younger generations to
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make reforms otherwise is to raise a bow reports cubans basic a new life elsewhere. and a land that stuck in the past that's the feeling people like i have had about cuba for many years. he's a cook and have anna and estoppel living in the government's so-called reforms. if there's no radical change in the system there is no way out there has to be a different way of thinking if not then i'll have to see how i skate displace i've been a cook for 10 years and because of the pandemic we have no work no way to deal with social reforms over the past decade including the expansion of internet access. have strengthened cuban civil society and many are now daring to speak out was. small protests have cropped up this by tight control by authorities. cuba is in
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the middle of an economic crisis both because of the pandemic that her tourism but also continuing and crippling u.s. sanctions this week the government announced it is loosening a decades old ban on slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy ranchers will be allowed to do as they wish with their livestock after meeting state called us. says this will allow him to increase productivity who would understand value for 60 years we did not have the right to eat an animal however as long as i comply with the regulations that are now being imposed on me by the state this opens up an opportunity it will also enhance and increase the production of cattle in the country but economies say much more needs to happen for the country to get on the road to recovery by the atlanta government in by that the measures need to have a big impact and they need to happen now to help develop the country put an end to
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be or ocracy i believe the new measures can be implemented and vietnam is an example of what we could become it's a country that has a communist party leading and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world you have to enter the world buckets and reform the economy. people like i will miss her believe only political change can bring about radical reforms and that's why he continues to look for a future outside the island where he believes he'll be able to fulfill the dreams he says he's denied at home. 12 of europe's biggest football clubs say they'll launch a breakaway super league 6 english teams including liverpool chelsea and both manchester sides agreeing to join fellow european giants real madrid barcelona and eventers will also play in the leak the club's owners are being accused of a power grab for more governing bodies fifo new wife have threatened legal action
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time credit pal mary is the b. and sports correspondent in italy he says the proposed european super league is all about money it's a time where the football. not only to bring people together. but it is especially one of the biggest industries in the will of the making the most revenues possibly the biggest entertainment. factor the way. cinema but the feeling is that. the people who thought that using that at the moment so the owners of the club but no one wants much much more the 11 year olds. that on that me obviously have exposed them too much and possibly they have believed that all the possibilities for many years so they want much more money and they want it now and.

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